Five Star Mixtape 390: Two Great Blog Posts and a Siri Hustvedt Quote
This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by losing beauty, domestic abuse, and Siri Hustvedt:
"I Miss the Catcalls: Grieving Beauty After Cancer" by Erica Schecter at Medium's Bullshitist:
Beauty is a difficult thing to lose all at once. I’ve heard that it’s even a difficult thing to lose slowly, year by year, over decades. I have an early memory of an old woman (my grandmother? a family friend?) telling me it wasn’t “her face” she saw anymore in the mirror. Even though the change happened gradually, in her mind’s eye, she stayed forever young.
"On Success" by Kelly Sundberg at Apology Not Accepted:
When we returned to our home, I was on a high, but Caleb grew depressed. He lamented how he would never succeed with a short story collection. He lamented his own lack of publication. I tried to console him. Nothing worked.
Then, I received another acceptance. Then, another.
Soon, it was a landslide.
Soon, Caleb was very angry. Too angry.
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